Resilient Borders : Community Planning Workshops

Activity: Consultancy typesPublic Engagement – Work on advisory panels for social community and cultural engagement


From workshop to exhibition, this project has been about putting together an ambitious plan for how you want Galashiels to be in 2040. How do you imagine a prosperous, resilient, and cohesive community? We used work completed by postgraduate design students as a starting point for a series of workshops that asked these questions. Community workshops asked participants to look at all the work, rate the projects to a series of sustainable metrics, and ultimately agree on a series of themes. Specifically, the second workshop embedded these themes in the town as a series of ambitious and far-reaching proposals. We’ve taken these, and presented them as a vision of how that town can be 25 years in the future. We’ve taken the student work and used this again to help visualise what these developments might really mean.
Period8 Sept 201631 Dec 2016
Event titleResilient Borders: Reimagining Galashiels 2040
Event typeConference
LocationGalashiels, United KingdomShow on map


  • resilience
  • Scottish Borders
  • Galashiels
  • Planning
  • Sustainable
  • community energy